100 Best Companies to Work For
Genentech
Rank: 1 (2005 rank: 4)
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Headquarters: South San Francisco, CA
Industry: Biotechnology
Midsized Companies Rank: 1
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 4,621
U.S. Sites: 7
Website: http://www.gene.com
What makes it so great?
What's better than being a valued member of a cancer-fighting team? Having a great time while you're at work. (It doesn't hurt that 95% of workers are shareholders - and they've benefited handsomely from the soaring stock.)
U.S. employees 8,121
Employees outside U.S. 2
% minorities 42
% women 50
New jobs (1 year) 1,364
% job growth (1 year) 20
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 51
% voluntary turnover 5
Applicants 246,000
Most common job (salaried) Research Associate $69,425
Most common job (hourly) Mfg Technician - BioProcess $47,817
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.